Dressing Like a Dharma Bum
Have students come into class one day, dressed in the manner they could see Ray or Japhy dressed.
Trace the Route of Ray
Have students take a map and draw a line from one place to the next as Ray travels during the story. If possible, have students determine the distance Ray travels within the book.
Learning about Jack Kerouac
Loosely based on his life and times, Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums provides some insight into this famous poet and author. Have students do some additional research to find out more.
The Practice of Buddhism
Have students do some research to find out how one might practice Buddhism and decide whether they think Ray and Japhy were actually practicing this spiritual teaching.
Packing Up for a Hike on a Mountain
Have students make up a list of the things they think they would need...
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